Swimways Sea Squirts Life Jacket Review & Giveaway!

Trent may not be a fan of the ocean, but he sure does love the pool! I don’t blame him, I love the pool more too 😉

When we first started out this pool season, Trent was just getting used being in the pool, so the Swimways Infant Float was perfect. He still uses the infant float quite often, especially because it gives me a little break and he likes being pushed and pulled and spun around in it. But as he gets more brave and we try to teach him to be more comfortable on his own, we have started using the Swimways Sea Squirts Life Jacket.

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The SwimWays® Sea Squirts™ Life Jacket is a U.S. Coast Guard certified Type III PFD (Personal Flotation Device). Features include:

  • Buoyancy Technology helps kids achieve greater control and stability in the water.
  • Quality neoprene cover and fabric liner for extreme comfort.
  • Fins are water-tight, and fold flat so a child can sit comfortably when not in the water.
  • Heavy duty zipper, straps and clips.
  • Fun Orca Whale, Blue Dolphin, Pink Dolphin, or Clown Fish designs kids will love to wear.

Measuring tips: To determine the correct size for your child, measure under their arms around the thickest part of their chest using a sewing tape. If your child’s measurement places them between sizes, we recommend choosing the larger size.

Sea Squirts Life Jacket Size Chart
Size Chest Measurement Weight
Small 20-23 inches 30-50 pounds
Medium 23-25 inches 30-50 pounds
Large 25-29 inches 50-90 pounds


We bought a life jacket for him before our day trip to Destin, but he did not like it…it almost seemed like he felt he was being smothered in it. With the Sea Squirts life jacket, he has plenty of room around his neck to feel comfortable, while still keeping him safe.

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There are two straps in the front and one strap that hooks underneath to prevent the jacket from being pulled up over his head.

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And because it’s Shark Week, how awesome is the shark fin on the back?!

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I can imagine that the shark fin makes it more interesting and will make kids want to wear it, as opposed to a plain life vest.

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My little sharky.

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The fin is very flexible, so he can still sit down and lean against it without getting in the way or being uncomfortable.

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Even with the jacket on, he can move around like he normally would…which makes for great air throws!

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Each time we use it, I try to let him float around with less and less assistance. Hopefully, as he gets a little older and more comfortable, he can move around on his own with it on with me nearby. I like the extra piece of mind it gives when he wears it.

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Up for grabs: Swimways Sea Squirts Life Jacket (a $49.95 value!) You’ll get a color based on your child’s gender.

How to enter: We’ll be using Rafflecopter for this one, so there are multiple ways to enter…pick one or pick them all!

This giveaway ends on Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 11:59 pm EST. Continental US only please. I will contact the winner the next day by email and will announce the winner as an update to this blog post. Good luck!

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I received this product in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own and 100% honest.

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  • Jessi
    Aug 6, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    So cute!!

  • Nicole-Lynn
    Aug 6, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    How adorable! I’m expecting my first baby and due this fall. My baby girl would look adorable in this next summer! My husband surfs and this would just be the cutest thing for her to have.


  • Saralynn
    Aug 6, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Love the fin! I wish we had a pool though. Ps I love that last photo…he looks so high up!!

  • Michelle F.
    Aug 7, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Would love that for my daughter!

  • Janet W.
    Aug 8, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    This would be perfect for my grandson!

  • kayla hyde
    Aug 9, 2013 at 1:03 am

    I would love to win this for my son!


  • Jennifer Marohn
    Aug 9, 2013 at 4:43 am

    Your little man is so cute!

  • Bernadette @ Aimless Moments
    Aug 9, 2013 at 11:09 am

    Your little one is adorable! Great pics! 🙂

  • Bailey Eileen Parr
    Aug 9, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    This is too adorable, great for taking my grandson swimming!

  • tina reynolds
    Aug 9, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    My little guy would love this like the look

  • Claire Dionne
    Aug 11, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    I’m entering this while watching Shark Week that I recorded- how appropriate! lol

  • Laura Jacobson
    Aug 12, 2013 at 12:30 am

    Oh these are so cute! We have a pool so we swim all the time. I think this would really help Carter learn to move around the pool!

  • Christina Graham
    Aug 13, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    LOVE the shark! My kids wear a life jacket at the public pool so this would be perfect.

  • Katie Bellamy
    Aug 15, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    My son would look so cute in this!!

  • Jessica K.
    Aug 16, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    I love the fin on the life jacket….its a very cute touch!

  • Sarah Ann Walker
    Aug 17, 2013 at 2:04 am

    This has to be the cutest life jacket that I have ever seen! I would love to win this for my son.

  • Jennifer Marie
    Aug 17, 2013 at 10:19 am

    This would be great for my son when we go swimming!